Damon Fowler is proud to announce the release of his eighth album, Alafia Moon. It will be released through Landslide Records on March 26th, 2021. Florida’s Gulf Coast has produced a variety of distinctive musicians, from the Tampa Red blues to jazz greats Cannonball and Nat Adderley to former Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts to The Outlaws.
Tampa’s Damon Fowler, a masterly singer, guitarist and songwriter, has recorded and promoted the best of the work of the area’s definitive artists. As a die-hard troubadour, his music is soulful and representative of the many styles that make up the roots of American music. He has earned the respect of his peers through his preeminent place in the Freigh Train band of Butch Truck and his side appearance as guitarist in the Dickey Betts Band. Critics have compared Fowler’s guitar work to Johnny Winter and Jeff Beck, while his slide guitar is reminiscent of the late Duane Allman. Fowler can play fiery guitar runs with the best, and his lyrical work on lap steel and dobro makes him a standout performer among legions of guitar heroes. His new release Alafia Moon combines all the influences that have shaped his unmistakable blues career.
Due to Fowler’s hybrid of roots rock, blues, and holy steel, the Florida native wowed audiences with his teen musical performances and built a reputation as one of the hottest young players on the scene. Adding songwriting and singing skills to his repertoire over the years has earned him many accolades, with music journalists highlighting his originality and maturity, as well as his technical guitar proficiency. Allmusic.com raved that “Fowler’s creative lap steel work sets him apart from the rest of the guitar heroes.” Alafia Moon was produced by Fowler and George Harris (Billiger Trick, Rick Derringer, Brian Johnson – AC / DC) Releases include: Riverview Drive (1999) Roots and Branches (2000) Live in Skippers Smokehouse (2003) Sugar Shack (2009 ) Devil Got His Way (2011) Sounds of Home (2014) Damon Fowler Live (2015),) and Whiskey Bayou Session (2019.).